How to Block Auto Dialers

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Auto dialers are malware that disconnect you from your current dial-up Internet connection and auto-dial another number to connect you back. Often these numbers result in staggering telephone bills. The biggest issue with auto dialers is that they perform this task without your knowledge or consent. Remove most auto dialers by using an anti-malware program.

  • Unplug the telephone line that is connected to your dial-up modem.

  • Click the Start menu and select "Run ..." Type "Run" without the quotes in the search bar and press

    "Enter" key if you use Windows 7.

  • Type "MRT" and press "Enter." This opens "Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool." It is an in-house product pre-installed on your computer.

  • Click "Next" when the "Welcome" screen pops up. Choose "Full Scan" and select "Next."

  • Follow guided instructions to remove the auto-dialer virus after the scanning is complete.

Tips & Warnings

  • Also use a third-party anti-virus program (such as Norton, AVG , Avira, McAfee, etc.) if you have one. If you do use a third-party program, run a "Full Scan" or "Complete Scan" and follow onscreen prompts to remove the Trojan.

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